lunar month


noun

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Origin of lunar month

First recorded in 1585–95

Definition for lunar-month (2 of 2)

month
[ muhnth ]
/ mʌnθ /

noun

Also called calendar month. any of the twelve parts, as January or February, into which the calendar year is divided.
the time from any day of one calendar month to the corresponding day of the next.
a period of four weeks or 30 days.
Also called solar month. one-twelfth of a solar or tropical year.
Also called lunar month. the period of a complete revolution of the moon around the earth, as the period between successive new moons (synodic month), equal to 29.531 days, or the period between successive conjunctions with a star (sidereal month), equal to 27.322 days, or the period between successive perigees (anomalistic month), equal to 27.555 days, or the period between successive similar nodes (nodical month or draconic month), equal to 27.212 days.
an unusually long period of time of indefinite length: I haven't seen him for months.

Origin of month

before 900; Middle English; Old English mōnath; cognate with Old High German mānōd, Old Norse mānathr. See moon
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British Dictionary definitions for lunar-month (1 of 2)

lunar month

noun

another name for synodic month See month (def. 6)

British Dictionary definitions for lunar-month (2 of 2)

month
/ (mʌnθ) /

noun

Other words from month

Related adjective: mensal

Word Origin for month

Old English mōnath; related to Old High German mānōd, Old Norse mānathr; compare Gothic mena moon
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Scientific definitions for lunar-month

lunar month

The average time between successive occurrences of the same phase of the Moon, equal to approximately 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes. Depending on the lunar calendar being used, a lunar month can begin with the new moon or the full moon. Also called lunation synodic month♦ A period of 12 lunar months is a lunar year.
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Idioms and Phrases with lunar-month

month

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